This obstacle course 2 hours from Atlanta requires a life jacket

Challenge your friends to see who can perform the best aerial stunt from the Dome obstacle.
Challenge your friends to see who can perform the best aerial stunt from the Dome obstacle.

Credit: The Ridges Resort

Credit: The Ridges Resort

Splash Island's inflatable challenges include a swing, monkey bars and a springboard tower

Obstacle courses are challenging, especially when it’s 90 degrees outside. There is a course just a couple of hours northeast of Atlanta, however, that rewards you with a cool dip in a lake.

Splash Island is part of the Ridges Resort in Young Harris. Its obstacles — inflatable challenges that float on Lake Chatuge — offer “over-the-top adventures, mind-blowing acrobatic thrills, and safe, yet fun, athletic challenges,” its website states.

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The SpringBoard obstacle, for example, is a “gigantic mound of awesome” with multiple heights from which to jump into the water.

Climb on the Dome obstacle and challenge your friends to perform the best aerial trick.

There are, of course, rules you’ll have to follow. The main one is that you have to wear a life jacket when on the course. If you don’t own one, don’t fret; it’s included in the price.

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Also, the coronavirus pandemic forced the resort to limit how many people can be on the course so it can ensure social distancing.

You can spend the entire day at Splash Island for just $25, regardless of age. That price includes a life jacket and a mandatory five-minute safety video. If you have only an hour for fun, the cost is only $10.

You can also spend the weekend at the resort for a staycation experience. The Ridges Resort offers community fire pits (with S’mores each night), a saltwater pool and lawn games.

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